Birds

We were almost the only ones at the Dallas Zoo yesterday morning. Apparently the birds hadn’t been fed yet, because when we entered the aviary, you would’ve thought we yelled “breakfast!!” I’m not exaggerating when I say they went crazy. Addy and her bff loved it, Ayla loved it as long as they weren’t on her head or digging their little claws on her bare arms, and my friend and I could not quit laughing. I think I will always go straight to those birds when I first get to the zoo. It was seriously the funniest thing ever. I’m still laughing at Ayla’s reactions below. So so thankful I had my camera ready!!

 

I’m also thankful my friend took some pictures of us with my iPhone. This one was by far the least embarrassing for me. I didn’t want to scream and freak out the birds, and I couldn’t watch them flying at me either. When I wasn’t holding Ayla, I was crouched over trying to get away from them!!!

Add birds to my list of things that freak me out.

Happy Thursday!

Juice Fast?

 

It’s almost wrong to put my juice in a Starbucks cup. Almost like its taunting me, tempting me to cheat. Darn you yummy Starbucks!

Okay, so who’s doing this juice fast with me?!

I’m having a super hard time sticking with it. Maybe it’s having 2 little kids, maybe it’s the fact that I’m a major stress eater, maybe I just really don’t care when it comes down to it? Either way, I gotta figure out my disconnect and get this business done! I’ve always, always had trouble losing weight. No problem maintaining, but losing just doesn’t come easy for me. I’ve probably tried every fad diet: metabolic, crazy pills, hcg. I’ve lost weight doing all of those, but I know it’s completely messed with my mind and the way I think about food. Honestly, the best thing would be to not diet at all. Everyone says that, but it’s the truth. Will the weight fall off? No. Is that really any incentive for me to do it? Not really. Does that really suck? Um, like a lot. But concentrating on eating better and not on scale would probably do wonders for me. I need a lifestyle change that includes no fast food, less processed food, and more fruits and veggies. This juice fast (taken from Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead) is supposed to rewire my body/tastebuds. I guess it’s working because the other night Aaron brought home Taco Cabana, after at least a 2 or 3 week break from fast food. Almost immediately after eating, I felt sick. I guess, says a lot about what my body really wants.

Downsides of the juice fast… I get massive headaches, and want to lay in bed all day. Maybe if I can get past 3 consecutive days, the headaches will go away. My conclusion: keep juicing, and when I start feeling like I want to eat – eat clean, raw foods.

 

What are some of your experiences? I’d love to know I’m not the only one having a hard time with this!

An entirely too long video blog

Below is a video blog about what is coming up in the next few months at Addison June. This time I included the entire family… yeah, it’s pretty much chaos. But you know what, that’s my every day! Here’s a good look into my life…

Oh, and Addy’s scratch under her eye, yeah… her sister did that a few days ago. I promise they love each other.

1.31.12 Video Blog from Angie Lee on Vimeo.

January 31, 2012 - 10:44 am

Elena - no, don’t let it be your last. I loved this and watching your girls cause mischief all over the store is an added bonus! your family is so cute.

January 31, 2012 - 1:15 pm

Jamie - Well I totally enjoyed watching your super adorable family! Please dont make it the last one i like the crazines! :-) Sounds like B and I need a shopping trip!

February 1, 2012 - 4:08 pm

Tracie - You guys are hilarious.

February 14, 2012 - 10:21 am

Rachel Kurtz - This is too funny…you have to keep doing these! You know what is even funnier?! Randomly pushing pause throughout the video and checking out ya’lls facial expressions…hilarious!